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Chief Medical Officer - Queen of the Valley

Company: Providence Health & Services
Location: Napa
Posted on: March 7, 2023

Job Description:


The chief medical officer (CMO) is an experienced, authentic, and progressive physician leader with a demonstrated leadership capacity to serve Queen of the Valley Medical Center. This position affords a collaborative and dynamic physician executive the opportunity to join a mission-driven healthcare enterprise characterized by a shared sense of purpose, high functioning leadership and a keen focus on the delivery of high quality, safe, cost-effective care through accountability and collaboration. The region is committed to health care innovation with the aim to create health for a better world. The CMO has cross continuum leadership of clinical care delivery and is a key member of the Senior Leadership team ensuring clinical considerations inform all strategic decisions. Responsibilities include substantial coordination of care in the inpatient environment with oversight for quality, patient safety, program growth, physician leadership development, community health and physician services in concert with the hospital, medical group, population health and ambulatory operations leaders.

The CMO participates with key stakeholders in the coordination, advancement, and growth of all aligned providers to enhance affordability, access, quality, and the reduction of variability of care delivery. This physician leader oversees key integration strategies with providers, physician engagement, hospitals, ambulatory services, and clinical programs to better meet the needs of the communities.

The successful candidate will have a substantive record of leadership in a complex, integrated delivery region of scale with the ability to use technology and data to impact the ministries and facilities across the region. This leader will be a physician executive at the forefront of clinical care delivery design and innovation and will be called upon to lead improvements in both quality and growth. They will have intimate knowledge of clinical practice, quality and patient safety, progressive care delivery models with a strong business acumen. The CMO will have the ability to build trust with colleagues through professional achievement and fairness.

The physician leader who will best succeed is one with exceptional relationship and team building skills, as well as an approach to problem solving and the ability to leverage technology to improve clinical process, consensus building and process improvement. A leader who is visible, proactive, decisive, an outstanding communicator, facile in highly matrixed environments and one who has a genuine and authentic way with people is expected.

The CMO role is a key physician executive leadership role to define, measure the quality and excellence in healthcare delivery and the imperatives of accountability in patient centered outcomes. In a changing healthcare landscape, accountability is the most compelling driving force in reimbursement while quality and consistency are enhanced by greater clinical integration.

This leader serves as a senior physician leader in the organization, with the role spanning medical and clinical staff alignment locally and provider engagement, strategy, and operations-related needs across the care continuum. This physician leader has regional oversight of each service area's acute care environment working closely with the physician enterprise, ambulatory care network and population health initiatives. The CMO serves at the forefront of clinical innovation and can scale clinical care to improve quality and reduce total cost of care. They will focus on supporting and developing physician and clinical leadership across the region to drive performance focused on value and to reduce care variation across the care continuum. This individual will possess the business acumen to understand the shift from volume to value and can align physician leaders around strategic initiatives. This physician executive will be a facilitator to identify and advance best practice across the region as well as develop future leaders in the organization.

This CMO is a key member the region's clinical executive leadership team ensuring clinical considerations inform all strategic decisions. Responsibilities include substantial coordination of quality, patient safety, and community health and physician services in concert with the hospital, physician enterprise, clinical institutes, and ambulatory operations leaders. The CMO participates with other operational leaders in the coordination, development, and growth of all aligned providers to enhance affordability, access, quality, and the cohesion across Napa.

The CMO will take a collaborative and dynamic approach to achieving organizational goals. This physician leader will facilitate positive working relationships and achieve desired outcomes. The successful candidate will lead by example, empowerment, authenticity, and ingenuity to mold the culture and delivery.


The CMO will be expected to have made measurable progress or achieved the following key objectives within the first 18 to 24 months (not listed in order of priority).

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of Queen of the Valley Medical Center to establish productive relationships with hospital, and system leadership.

  • Establish personal and professional credibility as a recognized physician leader. It is essential the CMO is visible and quickly gains trustworthiness as a physician executive to champion clinical delivery model objectives.

  • Drive the creation of a vision, strategic plan, and common culture, which preserves and leverages the alignments, while also advancing "ness" and cohesion between the geographically dispersed care sites. Identify opportunities to foster a unified culture and integrated/common policies and procedures across the health care medical affairs functions.

  • Facilitate the creation of aligned clinical operating model across the continuum engaging physicians in health care transformation that is data driven and accountable for high quality, efficient value-based care.

  • Oversee the acute care environment with an ability to influence the medical group, ambulatory operations, clinical institutes, and population health to build patient centered care across the health care region.

  • Organize clinical communication and distribution channels to lead the effort of modernizing care delivery across the organization.

  • Engage and facility CNOs and facility CMOs in the active alignment of all providers with care transformation initiatives focused on the care continuum.

  • Champion a data driven environment and lead the ongoing transformation/evolution of the care delivery region. Use data to inform decision making on improving performance, eliminating waste, enhancing safety, and improving outcomes.

  • Engage with providers. One of the greatest strengths is the quality of the medical community. It will be important for the CMO to serve as the "Chief Clinician," engage both employed and independent physicians to ensure meaningful outcomes and alignment with the organization's mission, vision, and values.

  • Nurture professional development to elevate effectiveness of and local clinical leadership across the Region.

  • Partner with the facility CMOs and leadership to align medical staffs with operations and strategies.

  • Involve all stakeholders in the effort to pursue strategic, clinical, quality, and operational priorities as a steward of resources through the clinical institute model of delivery.

  • In collaboration with leadership, plan and implement continuous improvement initiatives to achieve efficient clinical care across the delivery region. Lead the reduction of variation in care delivery and demonstrate an overall standard of high-quality clinical outcomes as characterized by best practices, and objectively measured against national benchmarks. Ensure transparency and clarity of quality and safety goals and performance against each by measures.

  • Provide strategic and visionary input to transform the delivery of care, establishing a consistent patient experience by enhancing clinical integration and standardization of care across all facilities.

  • Engage hospital CMOs to develop a communication plan that is effective in aligning providers with goals and objectives.


    • MD or DO from an accredited medical school.

    • Appropriate board certification.

    • An advanced degree in healthcare administration, business administration or a related field is desirable.

    • 10 years of related senior physician leadership experience.

      For 50 years, Queen of the Valley Medical Center has been the premiere medical facility in the Napa Valley. Our long history of providing high quality and caring service is founded on four core values: Dignity, Service , Excellence and Justice. These central principles inspire us to reach out to those in need and to help heal the whole person-mind, body and spirit. Queen of the Valley Medical Center combines the region's most qualified physicians and staff with the most advanced technology available. Because we have such high standards of care, our programs have been recognized regionally and nationally for their demonstrated success of outcome and care which is par with university hospitals. Queen of the Valley Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Queen of the Valley Medical Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

      Company: Queen of the Valley Medical Center

      Category: Leadership

      Req ID: 22000080

Keywords: Providence Health & Services, Napa , Chief Medical Officer - Queen of the Valley, Other , Napa, California

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